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Dorchester County, SC Public Records

Summerville Magistrate Court
212 Deming Way, Box 10
Summerville, SC 29483 https://www.dorchestercounty.net/inde
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 843-832-0370, 843-563-0370
F: 843-832-0371
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic, Ordinance
Access court records free at http://publicindex.sccourts.org/dorchester/publicindex/. Online records may be missing cases or sentence details. The Central Bond Court is also located here.
St George Magistrate Court
5200 East Jim Bilton Blvd
St. George, SC 29477 https://www.dorchestercounty.net/inde
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 843-832-0130
F: 843-832-0123
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic, Ordinance
Access court records free at http://publicindex.sccourts.org/dorchester/publicindex/PISearch.aspx. Online records may be missing cases or sentence details.
Probate Court
5200 E Jim Bilton Blvd
St George, SC 29477 https://www.dorchestercountysc.gov/se
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 843-563-5785
F: 843-563-0222
Jurisdiction: Probate
Family Court Court
212 Deming Way Dr, Box 1885
Summerville, SC 29483 https://www.dorchestercountysc.gov/se
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 843-832-0360
F: 843-563-0359
Jurisdiction: Family Matters
Records must be requested in[person. Copy fees are $.50 per page.
Circuit Court
5200 Jim Bildton Blvd
St George, SC 29477 https://www.dorchestercounty.net/inde
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 843-563-0160
F: 843-563-0178
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Juvenile, Eviction
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, sealed or expunged records released

Dorchester County, SC Vital Records

Contact the Dorchester County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Dorchester County
Register of Deeds
201 Johnston St
St. George, SC 29477 https://www.dorchestercounty.net/inde
8:30AM-5PM (recording hrs 8:30AM-4:30PM) EST
Phone: 843-563-0181
Fax: 843-563-0182
Recorded Documents

Dorchester County Vital Certificates

Dorchester County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Dorchester County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 574.73 sq mi
Population (2009): 130,417
  • Females: 51%
  • White: 70.2%
  • Black/African American: 25.9%
  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 67%
Population Change (2000-2009): 34,090
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.1%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 21.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.72
Housing Units (2000): 37,237
Homeownership Rate (2000): 75%
Migration Flow to Dorchester County, SC from (2007-2008):

Dorchester County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,354,837
  • Construction: $132,086
  • Retail Trade: $132,019
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $85,511
  • Banking: $34,234
  • Retail Trade: $132,019
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $49,484
  • Manufacturing: $325,621
  • Farms: $13,046
  • Government: $253,185
Employed (2000): 44,081
Unemployed (2000): 2,225
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $29,092
Local Government Employment (2007): 4,275
Local Government Revenue (2007): $194,346 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $103,167 (thou. dol.)

Dorchester County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,920
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.5
Deaths (2007): 771
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 7
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.6

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Dorchester County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 694
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 6
  • Forcible rape: 25
  • Robbery: 193
  • Aggravated Assault: 470
Property Crimes (2008): 4,337
  • Burglary: 993
  • Larceny-Theft: 2,915
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 429

Dorchester County Genealogy Records

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